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Bhattacharyya receives prestigious Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation

January 25, 2023

Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., professor of chemical and materials engineering in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, is the 2023 recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology.

Fall 2022 Dean's List Includes 1,034 Engineering Students

January 09, 2023

The University of Kentucky has released its Dean's List for the Fall 2022 semester. A total of 5,631 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance – 1,034 were from the College of Engineering.

ChemE Car Team Places Fifth at AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition

December 09, 2022

The University of Kentucky ChemE Car team recently competed at the National American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chem-E-Car Competition in Phoenix, Arizona, where they placed fifth out of 40 universities worldwide.

Center of Membrane Sciences Receive NSF EPSCoR Grant to Develop a Membrane Purification Platform

November 16, 2022

The goal of the project is to create a membrane-based downstream purification platform for large-scale continuous biomanufacturing of viral vectors and virus-like particles (VLPs).

Military Career Opens Doors for Eastern Kentucky Engineering Student

November 11, 2022

Meet Donovan Dye, a husband, father, engineering student, and Air Force National Guardsman who served in Kuwait. Donovan is conducting undergraduate research with the UK Center for Applied Energy Research’s Carbon Materials Group.

UK at the Half: Researchers develop antiviral face mask

October 19, 2022

For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., and doctoral student Rollie Mills, discuss the medical face mask membrane they have developed. The membrane can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact.

Bertucci named UK’s 1st Lee T. Todd, Jr. Student Innovation Scholar

August 25, 2022

Lucas Bertucci, a University of Kentucky chemical engineering senior from Louisville, Kentucky, has been named the university’s first Lee T. Todd, Jr. Student Innovation Scholarship recipient. 

Update on Developing a Mask that Captures and Deactivates COVID-19

July 20, 2022

A team of University of Kentucky researchers led by College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., and his Ph.D. student, Rollie Mills, have developed a medical face mask membrane that can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact.

Sarah Wilson Receives Raymond W. Fahien Award

July 18, 2022

This award is given in honor of Ray Fahien, who was editor of Chemical Engineering Education from 1967-1995 and who was effectively the founding father of the journal. The award is given annually to an educator who has shown evidence of vision and contribution to chemical engineering education.

Brittany E. Givens Received the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

June 22, 2022

Brittany E. Givens, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, received the 2022 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.